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The Cloud Version of the Tortoise and the Hare

By John | June 20, 2008

IBM v Everyone Else…

Although I mostly agree that a lot of the IBM cloud talk is cloudy at best, they are making some obvious strides. The IBM Blue Cloud is not really well defined however, it is a glued together structure of blade servers and IBM Tivoli provisioning and monitoring software.  However, in the end I think IBM will be a huge player in the private cloud or what is sometimes called the Fog.

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Topics: cloud computing, ibm, ibm blue cloud | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “The Cloud Version of the Tortoise and the Hare”

  1. Reuven Cohen Says:
    June 20th, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Problem with fog is you can’t see what’s coming. Typically fog is a hazard you try to avoid.

  2. Jason Meiers Says:
    June 22nd, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    mentioning that my companies solution runs on the ibm cloud rather than on amazon gives greater comfort and easier sell to our customers management. i.e when asking the network folks to open ports to ibms network (blue cloud) for a site-to-site connection was np. on the otherhand opening ports to ec2 would create a blocker.

    it may seem to take longer for the blue cloud to arrive but then again good things do take time. just my 2 cents.

  3. Roland Judas Says:
    July 9th, 2008 at 5:28 am

    Do you think “The Fog” is an appropriate allegory? I’m not a big Carpenter fan so I should watch that movie again, to find out where the point is. :-)
    Or did you just mean “a cloud on the ground level”?

  4. John Says:
    July 9th, 2008 at 7:29 am


    I think “a cloud on the ground level” is probably where the term fog came from. A cleaner definition might be a private vs. a public cloud. It’s all a bit cloudy to me???